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Samsung Galaxy
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Team Information
Location: South Korea
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Coaches: Choi "Edgar" Woo-beom
Ju "oDin" Yeong-dal
Yeo "TrAce" Chang-dong
Team Captain: Kang "Ambition" Chan-yong
Sponsor(s): Samsung
HOT6
Facebook: 삼성 갤럭시 프로게임단
Organization
Affiliated Teams (Former): Samsung White
Samsung Blue
History
Created: 2013-09-07
Current Roster
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Samsung Galaxy is a Korean a professional gaming team based in South Korea, part of KeSPA. The organization previously sponsored two sister teams, Samsung White and Samsung Blue. Founded in 2005, its StarCraft division, Samsung KHAN, counts current World Elite coach Lee Seung-Eun (Firebathero) among the stars that have been on its roster.

History

Season 3

Samsung initially acquired the rosters of MVP Ozone and MVP Blue in September 2013, forming Samsung Ozone and Samsung Blue, respectively. Ozone consisted of Homme, DanDy, dade, imp, Mata, and Looper and Blue consisted of Cheonju, Spirit, easyhoon, Deft, Sense, FLahm, and SuNo. Ozone had already qualified for the the Season 3 World Championship at the time of the signing but they failed to make it out of groups, being upset by Fnatic and Gambit Gaming.

2014 Season

The organization competed in the SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 tournament, finishing second in the round robin and then beating CJ Entus 2-0 and SK Telecom T1 3-0 to win the tournament. Samsung Blue won HOT6iX Champions Spring 2014 3-1 against NaJin White Shield, marking the organization's first OGN victory. Shortly afterwards, Ozone renamed itself to Samsung White. With the OGN victory and both Samsung White and Samsung Blue placing well in multiple seasons of Champions, Blue and White both qualified for the 2014 Season World Championship. White and Blue played each other in the semifinals but White came out on top 3-0, paving the way for a 3-1 victory in the finals against Star Horn Royal Club.

2015 Season

When KeSPA announced their new format for OGN and the prohibition against one organization holding multiple rosters, Samsung released all of its players on both rosters. The team was invited to compete in Champions Spring 2015. On December 2nd, 2014 a preliminary roster for that tournament was announced, including cuvee, Eve, BlisS, Fury, and Wraith.[1] Samsung finished in last place in the round robin, with a 2-12 set record and a 2-26 game record, forcing them to play in the Champions Summer 2015 Promotion Tournament. They were placed in a group with Prime Clan and Xenics and won both of their sets, qualifying for the SBENU Champions Summer 2015. Prior to the start of the summer season, they added substitute players Crown and Luna, expanding their roster to 9 players. Samsung ended in seventh place at the end of the season, missing playoffs but qualifying for the next season of LCK.

2016 Preseason

Samsung competed in the 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup where they were placed against Ever in the first round. To the surprise of many, Samsung was quickly dispatched 2-0. Afterwards, Samsung saw jungler Eve, midlaners Ace and Bliss, ADC Fury, and support Luna all leave the team. In turn, Ambition, Helper, CoreJJ, and Stitch joined the lineup.

2016 Season

During the 2016 LCK Spring Season, Samsung Galaxy went 10-8 in sets overall. After looking like they could clinch the fifth and final seed for the Spring Playoffs, Samsung Galaxy were unfortunately denied by the surging Afreeca Freecs, who beat them by the game score tiebreaker, giving Samsung sixth place for the split. In the midseason, Samsung Galaxy picked up Bung (renamed Ruler), while ADC CoreJJ moved to support.

Their performance improved in the 2016 LCK Summer Season, going 12-6 in sets overall to place fourth to go into the playoffs. In the first round, they easily defeated Afreeca Freecs in 2-0 fashion, but were unable to advance past KT Rolster in the quarterfinals. That said, they were able to earn enough circuit points to try and secure the third seed spot for 2016 Worlds Championship through the 2016 LCK Regional Playoffs. Samsung earned a bye into semi-finals of the Regional Playoffs where they faced off Afreeca Freecs and were able to advance to the next round in 3:1 fashion. In the finals against KT Rolsters, Samsung Galaxy staged an amazing comeback after fall 0-2 to finally close out the best of five series in 3:2 fashion and return to Worlds.

At the 2016 World Championship, they were grouped with Splyce, RNG, and Team Solomid. After 2 weeks, Samsung finished first in their group by losing only 1 match against Team Solomid. In the quarter finals, they were paired up with Cloud 9 and easily defeat the remaining NA LCS squad in a convincing 3-0 fashion. They repeated their strong performance against H2K in the semi-finals to face off SK Telecom T1 in another showdown of Korean teams in the Worlds Finals like in 2015. After losing the first two matches, the team made a strong come back to tie the series. Unfortunately it was not enough against SK Telecom T1 who were able to maintain control throughout Game 5. Though disappointing, the team as a whole finally proved to their fans that they were a top tier Korean team and would be a serious contender for next year's world championship.

2017 Season

With Haru joining the lineup, the team maintained the synergy they developed from last season to place 2nd at the end of the regular 2017 LCK Spring Season and earn a bye into semi finals. There they faced off against KT Rolster but were unable to win a single match in the best of five series, thus ending their spring playoffs in third place.

Timeline

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • September 7th, Samsung acquires the rosters of MVP Ozone and MVP Blue. See their pages for full roster histories.

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role
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CuVee Lee Seong-jin (이성진) 01 Top
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Ambition Kang Chan-yong (강찬용) 02 Jungle
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Haru Kang Min-seung (강민승) 02 Jungle
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Crown Lee Min-ho (이민호) 03 Mid
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Ruler Park Jae-hyuk (박재혁) 04 AD
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Stitch Lee Seung-ju (이승주) 04 AD
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CoreJJ Jo Yong-in (조용인) 05 Support
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Wraith Kwon Ji-min (권지민) 05 Support

Former

C ID Name Role Next Team
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Helper Kwon Yeong-jae (권영재) 01 Top
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 Ever8 Winners
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Eve Seo Jun-cheol (서준철) 02 Jungle
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 Apex Gaming
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BlisS Park Jong-won (박종원) 03 Mid
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 Apex Gaming
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Ace Kim Ji-hoon (김지훈) 03 Mid
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 Virtuoso Gaming
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Fury Lee Jin-yong (이진용) AD
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 Incredible Miracle
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Luna Jang Kyung-ho (장경호) 05 Support
None
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Raven Kim Ae-jun (김애준) 09 Sub/AD
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Organization

C ID Name Position
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Edgar Choi Woo-beom (최우범) Head Coach
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oDin Ju Yeong-dal (주영달) Coach
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TrAce Yeo Chang-dong (여창동) 11 Coach

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team
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Kim Jeong-soo (김정수) Coach
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 Team Dignitas
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Horang2 Lee Kyeong-min (이경민) Coach
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Team Achievements

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-04-15
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A33rd LCK 2017 Spring Playoffs 0 : 3
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 KT Rolster
₩ 30,000,000
2017-04-02
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A22nd LCK 2017 Spring Season 14 : 4
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Group Stage (W/L)
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-12-18
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A11st IEM XI Gyeonggi 3 : 1
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 Kongdoo Monster
$ 50,000
2016-11-13
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A55 - 8th 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup 1 : 2
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 ESC Ever
₩ 5,000,000
2016-10-29
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A22nd 2016 Season World Championship 2 : 3
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 SK Telecom T1
$ 760,500
2016-09-03
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A11st 2016 Season Korea Regional Finals 3 : 2
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 KT Rolster
WC Seed
2016-08-10
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A44th LCK 2016 Summer Playoffs 0 : 3
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 KT Rolster
₩ 20,000,000
2016-08-06
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A44th LCK 2016 Summer Season 12 : 6
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Group Stage (W/L)
2016-04-07
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A66th LCK 2016 Spring Season 10 : 8
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Group Stage (W/L)
₩ 10,000,000
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-07
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A99 - 14th 2015 LoL KeSPA Cup 0 : 2
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 ESC Ever
2015-08-13
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A77th LCK 2015 Summer Season 6 : 12
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Group Stage (W/L)
₩ 10,000,000
2015-05-16
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I1Q LCK 2015 Summer Promotion 2 : 0
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Group Stage (W/L)
2015-04-11
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A55 - 8th LCK 2015 Spring Season 2 : 12
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Group Stage (W/L)
₩ 10,000,000
In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2014-06-08
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A11st SK Telecom LTE-A LoL Masters 2014 3 : 0
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 SK Telecom T1
₩ 50,000,000

Gallery

Videos

  • 2016

Articles

  • 2016
  • 2015

Interviews

References

  1. [별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 inven.co.kr
  2. 삼성 갤럭시 프로게임단's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  3. '코어장전' 조용인, 원거리 딜러에서 서포터로 변경 (Korean) fomos.kr
  4. 주영달, 삼성 갤럭시 LoL팀 코치로 복귀 (Korean) fomos.kr
  5. Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  6. Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  7. Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  8. Champions Korea Summer 2015 Rosters for Round 1 Announced thescoreesports.com
  9. Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  10. Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  11. Samsung Galaxy's Facebook Post facebook.com
  12. [별들의 전쟁 시작! LoL 챔피언스 코리아 프리시즌 로스터 공개 inven.co.kr